New dog wardens on patrol in county

An extra 21 council officers are set to join the fight against dog fouling as part of a new, county-wide initiative to tackle the issue.

The ‘don’t stand for it’ campaign will work with residents to tackle the issue of dog fouling and clamp down on irresponsible dog walkers who spoil the environment and create serious health risks for members of the public.

Existing civil enforcement officers are being trained to carry out dog fouling and littering enforcement as well as their regular duties.

The rise in officers from 10 to 31 will increase enforcement activity to support a range of community-based work that the council already undertakes with the help of community volunteers.

Anyone found not cleaning up after their dog could face a fine of up to £1,000. Residents can report incidents online or by calling 0845 600 6400.